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Latest figures show local economy better than statewide

Sales tax collections growing a bit faster

Rim Country’s economy continues to perk along a little better than the statewide economy, according to the latest financial tracking report from Payson.

New flu cases rising

This year’s vaccine not as effective, but still recommended

The number of flu cases in Arizona has risen, with the first cases reported in Gila County.

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Gila Community College offering music classes

Gila Community College music instructor Lisa Tan next semester brings a decade of experience teaching music classes at the university level.

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Payson School Board members sworn in

At a special celebration Monday, Dec. 8, Judge Dorothy Little swore in new Payson Unified School District Governing Board members Angie Prock and Sheila DeSchaaf.

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Pine Strawberry School Board has slot to fill

During the November election, three seats on the Pine-Strawberry School Board needed filling, but only two had candidates.

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Cute Concert

Such cuteness!

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Can seizing federal lands save state schools?

With the state budget looking grim, talk of wresting land out of federal control to turn it over to the Arizona state land trust has gained traction in the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) boardroom.

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Hitting the kids

A 29-year-old Payson man faces a slew of child abuse charges after reportedly slapping around his girlfriend’s children.

Stabilize water rates for low/fixed income residents

Recently, the Town of Payson laid out a plan to increase our water rates, in order for the town to show an ability to pay for bonds that would finance the completion of the Blue Ridge water project.

Turkey Tuesday

The St. Vincent dePaul Society would like to say a great big thank you to everyone in the community and the local grocery stores, Bashas’ and Safeway, KMOG, and our wonderful volunteers for making Turkey Tuesday, Nov. 25, a huge success!

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University plan bombshell hits

Contract OK’d as Alliance chair resigns

One bombshell and one move forward.

Just another political excuse

No doubt, putting more federal land on the tax rolls would benefit the economy — especially in rural communities like Rim Country.

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Planning brouhaha

Residents protest plan to loosen access requirements

Despite some residents’ objections, the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday recommended the Payson Town Council increase the number of homes allowed on a cul-de-sac to comply with a model, international fire code.

Family friendly?

I’m writing this in response to the article that was in the Payson Roundup on the mini-golf business.

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Boys bounce Camp Verde in hoops opener

Red Rock tourney helped PHS prepare

Payson’s boys basketball team opened the regular portion of its season on a strong note by beating host Camp Verde 60-53 on Tuesday.

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PHS girls basketball team tips off season at Scorpion Shootout

Open home schedule tonight

Payson’s girls basketball team faced a challenge in their season-opening tournament in Goodyear, going up against four larger schools in the Desert Edge Scorpion Shootout on Nov. 28-29.

President needs a dictionary

The Oval Office dictionary has apparently been misplaced.

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Six Horns first team all-section in girls soccer

Sadie Dunman 1 of 3 Players of the Year

Payson earned plenty of recognition on the Arizona Interscholastic Association Girls Soccer Team in voting by coaches, with a record 21 girls receiving recognition.

Poor business practices

Attention Dish Network customers. If you, like myself, received a card in the mail relating to your older receiver that needs to be updated, beware.

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Community Almanac

The Payson Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to ring bells for this Christmas season.